Tourist activity generates impacts, positive or negative, on destinations and communities.
The big challenge we have is how to minimize (or avoid) negative impacts and maximize positive impacts.

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The impacts of tourism can be analysed from different dimensions

<strong>Positive economic impacts</strong>

Currency gain
Increase in foreign investment
Increase in tax collection
Contribution to Gross Domestic Product
Economic redistribution

<strong>Negative economic impacts</strong>

Excessive dependence on foreign currencies
Distortion of the local economy
Dependence on the seasonality of tourism
Inflation
Multinational profits

<strong>Positive social impacts</strong>

Job creation
Rating of local culture
Cultural exchange
Recovery of local industry and Km 0 products
Increased investment in training to generate local employment

<strong>Negative social impacts</strong>

Displacement of local cultures
Preference for non-local workers for quality jobs
Loss of culture and traditions
Drastic changes in the way of life of local people
Over-plotting resources

<strong>Positive environmental impacts</strong>

Increased environmental awareness
Interest in natural areas and their conservation
Fighting pollution
Demand from visitors for a quality environment
Support for conservation and research programs

<strong>Negative environmental impacts</strong>

Saturation of destinations and natural sites of global interest
Destruction of natural areas
Garbage generation
Air, water and soil pollution
Affecting natural nesting, reproduction or high concentration of biodiversity sites

I want to make positive impact

Challenges

What can we do to get the more than 1.4 billion travelers around the world each year to become 1.4 billion opportunities?

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Contribute to local development

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Decrease the carbon footprint

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Fair profit sharing

The tourism sector plays a key role in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

It accounts for more than
10 of global GDP,
is directly responsible for a
5 of global emissions
and

1 in 10 people
work in this sector.

Tourism must therefore align with the
17 Sustainable Development Goals
adopted by
all
United Nations
countries.